The Atlanta Hawks franchise actually pre-dates their time in Atlanta.
The Hawks were originally founded as the Tri-City Hawks in Moline, Illinois in 1946.
In 1951 they moved to Milwaukee and became the Milwaukee Hawks. In 1955 they moved again, this time to St. Louis, and became the St. Louis Hawks.
In 1958 they moved yet again, this time to Atlanta, where they play to this day.
Overall throughout their history, the Hawks have won their division five times- 1970, 1980, 1987, 1994, and this season, 2015.
The Hawks have also won their conference four times- 1957, 1958, 1960, and 1961. The Hawks have one NBA Championship to their credit, 1958.
This season, the Atlanta Hawks are without a doubt the surprise of the year in the NBA.
Expected to make the playoffs, but somewhere as a 6 or 7 seed, the Hawks have 57-19 record, good for the best record in the Eastern Conference and second
best record overall in the league. The Hawks are guaranteed home court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs as well. Despite the success,
many experts still believe Cleveland would win a seven game series in the playoffs against Atlanta. Hopefully we will get to find out if this is the case.
The Atlanta Hawks finished the 2014-2015 regular season with a record of 60-22, good for the number one seed in the Eastern Conference. In round one of the playoffs, they defeated the eighth seeded Brooklyn Nets 4 games to two, and advanced to the second round. In round two they met the fifth seeded Washington Wizards, and just like round one, disposed of the Wizards in six games. The Hawks advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals where they met the second seeded Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland was favored to win this series, although nobody expected it to be a sweep, which it was, 4 games to 0. Cleveland went on to be defeated by the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. So far this offseason, there hasn't been much news for Atlanta. They signed Elton Brand as a free agent and for the Hawks, it is more about continuing to improve as a team then to add any more pieces to the puzzle.
After an unimpressive 38-44 record, the Atlanta Hawks are currently leading the Southwest division. Their home record is one of the
best in the NBA. Follow the Hawks, as they head into the 2014-2015 NBA playoffs!
The Atlanta Hawks had a pretty decent 2015-2016 season. They finished the season in a four way tie at 48-34, and ended up with the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference. In round one, they faced off against the fifth seed, the Boston Celtics, and the Hawks won the series in six games. In round two they faced the top seed, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and got swept in four games. The Hawks had a very quiet off-season. Their biggest transaction was their choice of their first round draft choice, a small forward from Saint Joseph's named DeAndre Bembry with the twenty-first selection overall. So far this season, the Hawks are going at the same pace they were a year ago, as they currently stand with a record of 26-18, good for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.